Re: Debian 3.1 on a Dell PowerEdge 2800 Server
On Thu, 2006-03-02 at 14:56 -0500, Yu,Glen [Ontario] wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm plan on installing Debian 3.1 (2.4.27 kernel) on a Dell PE2800 server soon (just waiting for a few more pieces of equip. to arrive) and while I have used Debian a little bit in the past, I've never installed in on a server before. I was hoping somebody who has done this before can give me some tips/info on the following:
> 1) does/will Debian have issues if I use the hw RAID controller on the Dell server?
like the perc4i raid controller?
> 2) the server will have dual Xeon processors and 8GB of RAM, does Debian suppor this? (I've read in some places that Debian doesn't support > 4GB of RAM, etc. but I haven't been able to get a definite answer to that from googling)
download the deb of the kernel you want to run (probably and SMP
variant). use 'ar' to unarchive it (google for this). then look at the
file 'boot/config-blah' with less or vi or whatever.
# CONFIG_NOHIGHMEM is not set
# CONFIG_HIGHMEM64G is not set
look for those lines.
if CONFIG_HIGHMEM=y and CONFIG_HIGHMEM64G=y are set, you are gold.